UN Mongolia to organize SDG Open Day in September

2022-08-15 14:34:30

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, signed onto by leaders around the world including Mongolia, represent aspirations to end poverty and hunger, protect the planet, promote justice, eliminate disparities and inequalities, and bring prosperity by 2030. Mongolia is one of the early adopters of the SDGs. In line with these global goals, the Parliament of Mongolia adopted its Vision-2050, a strategic policy document on the country’s development priorities in the years to come.

Achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a milestone in achieving Vision 2050. To achieve this agenda, Mongolia must take more ambitious actions to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs.

SDGs are everyone’s business. These goals are to be achieved by all concerted and collective efforts by all stakeholders, including the Government, development partners, private sector, academia, civil society and last, but not least, by individual citizens.

For this purpose, this campaign “SDG Open Day”, the UN Mongolia, together with its key partners, proposes to engage with the Mongolian communities, especially the private sector, and the public in Ulaanbaatar city, in a range of activities and events geared towards advocating and promoting SDGs while showcasing and acknowledging good works and significant progress thus far towards SDGs and to inspire sustainable behaviours and lifestyle and mobilize more commitment from businesses, communities and the wider public to the promotion of SDGs in Mongolia.

Moreover, this campaign will also give space and a platform to acknowledge and commitment of the Mongolian stakeholders to the promotion and implementation of the SDGs, showcasing their best practices and substantial contributions they have made towards solving some of the pressing issues Mongolian communities face.

The campaign will aim to engage with at least 5000 people in person at the event and more than 100,000 people through a social media campaign. Around 100 organizations and entities will be selected to showcase their best practices and sustainability products based on the selection criteria to be elaborated.

In a nutshell, the campaign will aim to shift the gear from building awareness to accelerating the implementation of the SDGs to achieve the Agenda by 2030.

UN Mongolia